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Napalm Records to Reissue Moonspell’s “Sin/Pecado” & “2econd Skin” Albums

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The Press Release:
Originally released by the band in 1998, Sin/Pecado became the great divider of the Moonspell wolfpack. Produced by their long time companion (Waldemar Sorychta-Wolfheart, Irreligious), the songs of this “accursed” album were signs of a rebellion of the band against the sound that made them famous in the scene. Instead of wolves and vampires, Moonspell set the compass to songs filled with electronica and darkwave moods that talked about the European Community or the love for a woman. December 13rd2019 will see the band, in collaboration with Napalm Records and under the licence of Century Media, to re-release their pathbreaking Sin/Pecado album in a Deluxe Edition; serving a sinful cup to our lips and see if that red wine has aged better or tastes sweeter than more than twenty years ago!

“Moonspell’s biggest flaw or quality, judge for yourself, is never to be satisfied with anything. Frontman Ribeiro says.“There was true creative anguish burning inside us in 1997, after we were done with the endless Irreligious’ tours, that created the perfect (shit)storm that would be Sin. It was a strange year for us, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, were letting loose and seemed to be also under the same mood as we did, or vice-versa. It doesn’t matter. Metal was turning its wheel and we’re all on the falling side. We took the fall and enjoyed doing it anyway. It wasn’t Moses dividing the waters, but it did hurt sometimes to feel alone. Curiosly a lot of other people entered Sin’s mood a couple of years later and now they beg of us to play those songs live. If you’re reading this and need another taste at sin, let’s indulge each other and pick up that second skin from the late-nineties deep closet.”
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Napalm Records & Mats Leven Unveil “SKYBLOOD”

The Press Release:
His name belongs to the most influential and illustrious ones in Swedish metal. Mats Leven’s distinctive and colorful voice has graced albums by Candlemass, Therion, Krux, Yngwie Malmsteen and At Vance – now, after lending his voice to others for decades, fans can finally witness the charismatic singer’s solo album! Under the new flag of Skyblood, it will be seeing the light of day on November 22, 2019 via Napalm Records.

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Win A Ticket To See Kamelot @ Playstation Theater On 9/14/2019

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As it’s been awhile since we’ve done a proper ticket giveaway contest I figured there was no better show to get back into practice with than the return of Kamelot to NYC and their wonderful Finnish supporting acts of Sonata Arctica and Battle Beast. We’re well past our 250th overall contest and are closing in on a milestone number of tickets being dished out. Let’s get down to business.

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The Details: When I launched PiercingMetal back in 2005, one of the greatest things about doing this kind of thing was getting to learn more about new and exciting bands. Back in our early days we did just that and not only was I witnessing the awesome from bands like Kamelot and Sonata Arctica, I have had numerous chats with them over the years and consider them vital parts of this outlets growth and positive support of Metal. I am fortunate for our positive exchanges and absolutely honored by the chance to offer our lucky diehards a ticket to this sure to be extraordinary show. When you add the might of Battle Beast as well, this is just a win, win, win sort of night. Now onto the finer points and how to participate.

When and Where: Saturday, September 14th @ Playstation Theater, 1515 Broadway, NYC
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Arkona & Wind Rose Announce “Pagan Rebellion” North American Tour

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Tuesdays will need to make room from being known for tacos to being a day where some awesome tours are also announced and this weird introduction leads me into the news about the tour with Russian Folk Metal titans Arkona. Take a look down below and know that I will return at the close with some added editorial opinion.

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The Press Release:
Russian Metal outfit ARKONA will return to North America this summer as part of their “Pagan Rebellion” tour, with support from Wind Rose & Metsatoll. The Pagan metal band is hitting the road on the strength of their 2018 full length, Khram. The upcoming tour kicks off at the Token Lounge in Detroit, MI on August 26th, and concludes in Chicago, IL at Reggie’s on September 23rd.
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Jinjer Announce North American Headline Tour

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If you’ve been following the Metal news of the recent times, you’ve probably heard the name JINJER by now because it seems that everywhere the band lands, they leave the audience breathless and craving for more. Recently, these Ukrainian sensations have announced their North American headlining tour where they will be joined by The Browning. Let’s take a look at the press release below.

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The Press Release:
One of the hardest working bands in the heavy metal landscape at the moment, Ukrainian juggernaut Jinjer are pleased to announce a Fall Headline tour of North America. Support on the tour will come from The Browning. The tour starts September 7th in St. Louis. MO and runs through November 2nd in Portland, OR. Find a complete list of dates below. Before they return stateside Jinjer will lay waste To Turkey, South Africa and all over Europe! Tickets go on sale for venue pre-sales today and tomorrow. Tickets for the general public will be available starting this Friday April 24th!

“Our dear North American Brothers and Sisters, it has been a bit more than a year since we first came to play for you in April 2018. Since that we had two more runs across the US and Canada and we literally fell in love with your countries. In the past we couldn’t even imagine how supportive and dedicated you are! Now the time has come to come back and show you what Jinjer is at a bigger scale and finally play for you with full force as a headliner of a night! Because you deserve more – more new songs, more old songs, more Jinjer,” says the band.
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